Personal Injury Lawyer: Knowing how to hire a personal injury lawyer is crucial if you’ve been hurt and it wasn’t your fault.
Most people who are injured, have never been through such an ordeal in their lives. You often think your own insurance carrier who you’ve been paying all this time, will know help you. But their job is not to get you the best possible outcome, even if they do their best! They usually give you as little as possible to move your issue along!
What is a personal injury lawyer and why should I get one?
A personal injury lawyer specializes in helping individuals, and often they pay for all the cost of your case out of their own pockets.
It’s also been shown that when you have a personal injury lawyer working for you, you end up with 1/3 more money in the end. We understand that money is not your main focus…. you want to have your life back on track. But our laws work in that way, you get compensated for your injuries, that is how justice is served.
If it doesn’t feel fair it probably isn’t!
The truth is, if you feel like you’re not getting a “fair shake” … then you probably need help finding the right law firm.
There is so much to know to get it right. In this article, we’re going to help walk you through just a few things you may want to know to get started.
Lawyers Specialize in Practice Areas like “Personal Injury” (Personal Injury Lawyer)
Below in this video, is one of our partners, Dan Friedman. Dan is talking about Texting and Driving in this video. His expertise is in personal injury – in other words he is a personal injury lawyer.
Now imagine you have a friend who practices divorce law or corporate law. They’ve spent their lives going to court and helping people with entirely different issues.
Why should a lawyer specialize? The other side, and even your own insurance company, will know if your lawyer is an expert in their field, or just someone who “dabbles” in a certain area of the law. Just because your divorce lawyer has had a couple of injury law cases, doesn’t mean he or she will get the best outcome.
Here are some questions to ask your potential personal injury lawyer:
- What kind of law do you specialize in?
- How many cases like mine have you taken?
- How many cases like mine has your firm taken all the way to trial?
Even Personal Injury Lawyers specialize in certain kinds of Injury Cases
For instance, some lawyers have worked in dog-bite cases primarily. Or they’ve spent a lifetime understanding trucking law cases and know the intricacies of those kinds of cases. Here’s why:
Each kind of injury case will have it’s own special components. There will be details your experienced lawyer will understand, that only come with years of experience around your injury and how it occurred. Think about it, you don’t want your lawyer being great at divorces but needing to learn all about the details of your trucking case while working with you. Experience matters.
Friedman law is a family law firm. This means you get the experience of Herb Friedman (the senior partner) along with the other highly experienced lawyers, who all specialize in injury cases. Learn more by reading our articles or contact us now. It’s free to find out if we can help you.